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Pros Cute style, lightweight, good on soft snowSuper cozy liner, completely waterproof, cute style options, comfortable, warmComfortable, good traction, waterproof, warm, supportiveVery protective, warm, durable, excellent traction on icy surfacesWarm, wider-forefoot, waterproof, fantastic traction, stability and support
Cons Poor warmth and protection, traction is sub-par on hardpacked surfaces, liner deforms when wet, poor valueExpensive, shaft lacks stabilityPoor on ice, shorter construction, technical style, 1/2 size too smallExpensive, bulky and heavy, reported issues with leaking after long-term useAggressive and techy look, not cozy, less arch support
Bottom Line A stylish sneaker-like boot with sub-par warmth and protectionWrap yourself in comfort and versatile functionality all winter longWarm, waterproof, with wonderful snow traction, great for hikingProtective warmth built into a tall neoprene winter bootThis winter hiking boot is warm and burly for winter hikes or chores
Rating Categories Sorel Explorer Joan UGG Adirondack III Oboz Bridger 7" Insulated Wa... Arctic Ice Tall Bugaboot Plus IV Omni-Heat
Warmth (25%)
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8
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7
Weather Protection (25%)
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Comfort & Fit (25%)
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Ease Of Use (15%)
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Traction (10%)
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Specs Sorel Explorer Joan UGG Adirondack III Oboz Bridger 7"... Arctic Ice Tall Bugaboot Plus IV...
Maximum puddle depth before major leaking 2 inches 9 inches 5 inches 15 inches 6 inches
Measured Weight (one boot, size nine) 14.45 oz 1 lb. 5 oz 1 lb. 4.8 oz 2 lb. 5 oz 1 lb. 4 oz (size 7)
Type of Boot Casual winter wear All-around winter Hiking Outdoor work and chores Hiking
Fit Details Runs one whole size too small True to size True to size True to size True to size
Measured Shaft Height (from bottom of sole to top of shaft, Size 9) 8 inches 10 inches 7 inches 17 inces 7.5 inches (size 7)
Lining/Insulation 100g Insulation, microfleece UGGpure wool 200 gram 3M™ Thinsulate™ insulation Fleece lined & 5mm of neoprene Omni-Heat reflective lining, 200-grams of insulation
Removable Liner? No No No No No
Footbed Removable contured PU EVA O FIT Insole™ Thermal Removable contured PU Techlite EVA
Upper Material Leather, suede, faux fur Waterproof suede and leather Waterproof nubuck leather Neoprene 8mm & rubber Leather, nylon
Toe Box Rubber Rubber Molded rubber Rubber Rubber
Outsole Molded EVA Molded Spider Rubber Granite Peak winterized rubber Vibram Arctic Grip Michelin winter compound rubber
Company-claimed cold-weather rating n/a -32 n/a n/a -25
Animal products used? Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Sizes Available 6 - 12 5 - 12 6 - 11 5 - 11 5 - 12
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